Sexual assault and harassment forced a doctor to quit her surgical training, she has said. Dr Becky Cox said she was left with depression and post traumatic stress disorder after her training in Cardiff and England and felt “like a failure” for not putting up with behaviour by senior staff. There were 379 allegations of sexual misconduct recorded by Welsh NHS health boards and trusts between January 2020 and December 2023.
The Welsh government and NHS Wales said harassment and sexual violence was “abhorrent and has no place in our NHS”. Incidents have been reported on some of the most vulnerable wards, including a children’s hospital and multiple rape allegations on mental health wards.
They include any allegations made against patients and visitors, as well as staff. Dr Cox, who has waived her right to anonymity, was determined to be a surgeon after finishing medical school and won Welsh Surgeons Junior Gold Medal prize, external for research in her first year.
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A Delaware judge on Tuesday voided the $56 billion pay package of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, ruling that the company’s board of directors failed to prove “that the compensation plan was fair” or show much evidence that they had even negotiated with him.
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